It’s an exciting time too Forza Motorsport, as Microsoft’s sim-racing franchise prepares for a reboot and the first part of Xbox Series X and S generation consoles. Although there is currently no indication that we are seeing the game released in 2021, developer Turn 10 Studios on Wednesday revealed that it will soon offer a “part” of the upcoming project to play testers in its Forza panel.
To check it out yourself, you need to sign up for the Turn 10 Feedback Panel. The registration is fast and can be done in a few minutes using this basic survey, although it is unclear when invitations will go out. The official Forza Motorsport Twitter originally said that the participants had already started receiving invitations, although later clarified it had actually not happened yet, and the players would get the chance “soon.”
Tournament creative director Chris Esaki unveiled the initiative during a Forza Monthly stream. Esaki says that Turn 10 has operated weekly game tests in Xbox Game Studios, but now feels it’s time to expand it to the community:
“The new news today is that we will soon be able to share with our people in our Forza panel. They will actually be able to get hold of some of the new Forza Motorsport game. So if you are part of the Forza panel – if you are not already in the Forza panel – recommend the only way to get this part of the new Forza Motorsport the title is to be part of the panel.
“We will continue to plan this type of test as we go in the months ahead and get more and more people from the community in and enjoy this experience. Then again, go to these Forza panels and you will actually be able to check out the new, or parts of the new, Forza Motorsport. ”
Esaki says Turn 10’s development approach with this upcoming entry is different from anything the team has done before. It is not outwardly clear why just yet; of course we have only seen one short trailer in engine of the title as far back as last summer.
Around the same time, Dan Greenawalt, the leading creative force behind the franchise, published a blog primarily to talk about the upcoming game’s technical chops, including support for beam tracking – although he did not tell us anything specific about the game structure.
Judging by the focus on team branding and garage action in the teaser footage, Turn 10 seems to be aimed at a more authentic motorsport experience this time around. It may deviate from the standard “car-PG” direction Forzas past, and of course main line Great Tourism game.
Even the game’s name is unconfirmed at the moment. Esaki describes it as the “new Forza Motorsport, “Keeps in line with the simplified title and the new logo that appears in the trailer. If this is really a reboot of Microsoft’s sim-racing franchise that many fans suspect it is, an unnumbered entry will convey the renewed ambition. Thanks to this test program, it seems that we all get a better idea of what Turn 10 is planning rather than later.